Locations of Stolen Heritage

New York Metropolitan Museum, United States

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111, United States
Phone: 816-561-4000

There is a small room at this museum where stolen Persian/Iranian artifacts are displayed. For example, there is a piece of small bulls from the top of column, and half of it (the head facing the other way) has been neatly cut off. There are other statues with a Babylonian multi-year bull’s horn motif as a crown in this room. The museum says “… possibly Persian origin.”

We notified the director on April 25, 2003 and objected to displaying the stolen artifacts.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard,
Los Angeles, California 90036, United States
Phone: 323-857-6000

In early 2003, this museum paid 40 million dollars to what they called a private collector to purchase stolen Iranian/Persian Heritage. We notified them officially on April 25, 2003 about their mistake of purchasing and displaying stolen artifacts. They are showing these artifacts under the disguise name of Genghis Khan.

Leuver Museum in Paris, France
British Museum (London) England


We are looking for leads to stolen or smuggled Iranian properties. When you visit a museum, please provide us with as much information as possible, such as address, phone number, etc.